We watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets a few nights ago. I am faintly disappointed in it. It's not that the books are far better (which they almost always are for a film adaptation of a novel), but the film just left out too much stuff, the "emotional scenes" made me squirm (gee, let's have actors and actresses just stare at each other!), and at 2.5 hours, way too long. Too long, but too short. That's my review and I'm sticking too it.